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Proto-Yenisseian: *sVs-
Meaning: to sit
Ket: sésete "I sit" [ост. (М), Дульзон: cf. Kur. bur śéśtъ "he sits", Yel. ad sēstä "I sit"; Werner 2, 187: śɛ́śta]
Yug: sɛ́sta / sɛ́stɛ
Pumpokol: tɨt-kódu (Сл.) "sit"
Comments: ССЕ 279. Cf. *hVs- 'to be'. Werner's remarks (2, 187) are hard to understand. He says: "ob man in diesem Fall PJ *sVs- rekonstruieren kann, bleibt problematisch wegen dem unregelmäßigen Charakter des Paradigmas, man könnte eher an eine Entlehnung des sɛs-Elementes denken; außerdem dubliert dieses Verbum die ket. und jug. Verben mit derselben Bedeutung". Almost every verbal paradigm in Yenisseian is irregular; there are lots of synonymous verbs (for the notions "to be", "to sit", "to stand" etc.); and what would be the source of such a borrowed "sɛs-element"? I can only think of Hittite ses-...

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